Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Holmes (Ballyhoura)

The representatives of Robert Holmes held at least five townlands in the parish of Imphrick, barony of Fermoy, county Cork, in the early 1850s. The Holmes family were resident at Holmesfort, Shinnanagh, county Cork in the early 19th century but the house fell into decay soon after. The Irish Tourist Association survey states that some of this property had previously belonged to the Roche family, Lords Fermoy. These Holmes are reputed to share a common ancestry with the Holmes of Kilmallock. In 1813 Major Thomas Cornelius Holmes, third son of Cornelius Holmes, married Matilda Bevan. By the mid 19th century they were leasing land to the Sherlock family who had also married into the Bevan family. http://www.theflyingscotsman.ca/sherlock_tree.pdf The Shinanagh property was advertised for sale in 1852 (see Grove White).

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Woodville Ballyhoura Imphrick Mallow Imprick 239 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R555 139
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 73
Ballyhoura Lodge Ballyhoura Imphrick Mallow Imprick 239 Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R554 138
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 73
Holmesfort Shinanagh Imphrick Mallow Imphrick Fermoy Cork OSI Ref: R534158
OS Sheet: 8
Discovery map: 73

Archival sources

  • Irish Tourist Association survey files, Parish of Ballyhea; Cork County Library

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources